Governor Signs "Red Flag" Bill making it Law

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Colorado has become the 15th state to allow temporary removal of firearms from a person who is determined to be a threat to self or others.

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Red flag bill moves forward in Colorado Senate

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The battle over the controversial “red flag” gun bill overcame its first hurdle in the Colorado Senate Friday on a party line vote as members of the Democrat-controlled chamber heard impassioned pleas from gun rights advocates to kill the measure. The measure now moves to the appropriations committee and will move to the Senate floor if approved.

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Stage set for new gun debate as updated red flag bill is filed

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The Colorado legislature will consider a new red flag measure to create a legal method to remove firearms from people with mental illness deemed to be an extreme risk to themselves or others.

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"Red Flag Law" Bill to be Introduced in Upcoming Legislative Session

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Incoming House Majority Leader says he will introduce a bill allowing involuntary treatment of mentally ill and temporary safekeeping of firearms. With Democrats now in control of both the House and Senate, Alec Garnett (D-Dist 2) believes the measure has necessary support to pass.

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Cultivating Crime: How Colorado Became a Major Exporter of Illegal Marijuana

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Five years ago, Colorado voters decided to stop sending adults to jail simply for using marijuana. Proponents said the legalization of cannabis would have a healthy side effect: it would kill the sale of illegal marijuana in Colorado. But instead law enforcement officers say Colorado has become a major exporter of illegal marijuana.

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